Family Travel in Cleveland, OH
It’s Christmas all year long at A Christmas Story House and Museum. The Cleveland home that served as the setting for the famous Christmas flick was recently restored and is open for tours. Walk through Ralphie’s former home and see it as it was with original props from the movie, including the popular leg lamp. While most tourists want to see the home during the Christmas season, plan your visit during the summer or spring for a less crowded tour.
Does someone is your family have a sweet tooth? Satisfy that craving for sweets with a pit stop through the b.a. Sweetie Candy Company. This candy shop is brimming with over 300,000 pounds of candy – more than you’ll find at any other candy shop in the world. Whether you’re looking for your favorite name brand candy bar, or hunting for something more obscure, you’ll find it at Sweetie’s.
Known as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World,” Cedar Point makes a great destination for the whole family, located less than hour away from downtown Cleveland. The endless amount of activities let you fill a day or an entire weekend. Thrill rides provide a heart-pounding experience for older members of your family, while kids’ rides allow children and toddlers to have fun, too. The accompanying water park can keep your entire crew entertained for a day.
Spend a day in the wild without leaving Cleveland. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest includes over 3,000 animals within 165 acres. Bring your walking shoes, because much of the area is composed of hills. For a unique treat, stop by the two-story RainForest, an exhibit stuffed full of animals and plants from across the globe. Pack a picnic and make a day of it – the zoo does permit the use of coolers and backpacks.
Sit back and relax while your family takes in the views offered along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Take a ride along the train as it dips in and out of the Cuyahoga Valley and follows the beautiful Cuyahoga River. For a less crowded ride and your choice of seating, take a ride on a weekday. Book your trip during the morning hours, for breathtaking views of the sun rising over the valley.